The universe is going to put on its own fireworks display this Bonfire Night.
Whether it's from your garden or a park, the skies will light up across the United Kingdom later today.
Taurid meteors will in general be bigger than typical meteors, which means they are brilliant and infiltrate further into the Earth's air, many being fireballs.
Back in 1908, a Taurid meteor shower flattened a large part of Russian Federation.
The Taurids meteor shower is one of the most spectacular events - and most long-lasting - of the year.
The yearly Taurid meteor shower will arrive at top perceivability on blaze night this year, giving sky watchers a presentation of "nature's firecrackers".
What's the best time to see a shooting star?The South Taurids will put on its greatest show November 5; the North Taurids will be most active November 12.
There's also a First Quarter Moon tonight - a primary moon phase when we can see exactly half of the moon's surface illuminated. In 2019, the first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving the sky dark and flawless for meteor viewing'. Given the behavior of past Taurid swarms, increased fireball activity may be seen during the last week of October and the first two weeks of November.
To watch the Taurids, look toward the constellation Taurus.
Fear not, nuke-like explosions aren't on the cards for us in 2019, and viewing the meteor shower should be perfectly safe.
Consistently, among September and November, Earth's circle around the Sun takes it through a wide stream of flotsam and jetsam abandoned by Comet Encke.
The dust associated with the comet hits the Earth's atmosphere at 65,000 miles per hour and burns up, creating the Taurid meteor shower.
When is the next meteor shower?
The Leonids Meteor Shower will peak on November 17, when it will produce up to 15 meteors per hour.
You don't even need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower; all you really need is a clear sky and lots of patience.